MoR Mobile β


New Users Please read the thread in the Introductions Section.
Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum

134 years ago in 1888, the Brugal company was established in the Dominican Republic.

Search by Label Name
Other Searches
Ministry of Rum Blog
Rum Events
Member Map
Rum Producers
Retail Index
Bars & Restaurants
Distributor Index
Rum Importer Index
Articles
Interviews
Frequently Asked Rum Questions
Rum 101
Test your Rum IQ
Rum Glossary
Rum Recipes
Ministry of Rum Giftshop
Trade Registry

Go Back   Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions
Forgot Password?
Register FAQ Members List Unregistered Posts Mark Forums Read

Rum questions/discussions

General questions or discussions about particular brands should be posted here.


Reply
 
    Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-2009, 11:30 AM   #1
penguinboy
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 30
Default Trader Vic's brand rums- what say you?

Hi all-

My 1st official post!! Well, not counting my intro post

I see Trader Vic's everywhere in MA these days. I've bought the 151 for its extraction properties for making falernum. I've bought the dark and spiced for miking big punches and stuff when we have a lot of folks over and in the pool. It's average in my opinion- on par with Bacardi and cheaper, so a decent mixer for the not too discerning palate.

Opinions?

-Danny
penguinboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 04:35 PM   #2
penguinboy
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 30
Default

BUMP


35 views and not one opinion? Is Trader Vic's viewed that poorly that no one even tried it?

-Danny
penguinboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
msinabottle
Member
 
msinabottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Denver, CO, USA
Posts: 23
Default Check my 'Is it Dead?' post!

Over on the Dark Rums forum, I've been asking of you can still get Trader Vic's Original Dark, which has just re-appeared in Colorado.

Love it. Love it... Very much. Probably my favorite low-end dark rum, has a somewhat richer flavor than Whaler's. Cruzan Blackstrap is in the same league, but it and Gosling's Black Seal are usually more expensive.

So, once more. Love it.

Best!
msinabottle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
forrest
Senior Member
 
forrest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Posts: 1,454
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by penguinboy View Post
35 views and not one opinion? Is Trader Vic's viewed that poorly that no one even tried it?
Danny sorry i din't see it...

msinabottle called it... it is a fine
Quote:
low-end dark rum
-- a workable mixing rum, when dark is called for. Nothing spectacular, but not bad.
__________________
a drink with forrest . . .
forrest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 12:32 AM   #5
Edward Hamilton
Founder
 
Edward Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sailboat in the Caribbean and hotels.
Posts: 4,796
Default

Like too many private label rums, it's not designed to be the highest quality since it's designed to be mixed.
__________________
.
Edward Hamilton
Ambassador of Rum
Ministry of Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'm going to take it. In the meantime, the research continues.
Edward Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 01:23 AM   #6
Bluehammer
Senior Member
 
Bluehammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Iowa
Posts: 210
Default

Bought some this weekend - the Dark. Not my favorite, but can be made better with Ginger Ale and Lime. Seemed to have a bit of cough medicine taste for me. Cruzan Blackstrap would still be my top choice for a heavy dark mixing rum. Although Gosling Black Seal is a fine mixer too, I also enjoy its unique qualities as a sipper.
Bluehammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2009, 10:08 AM   #7
penguinboy
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boston MA
Posts: 30
Default

Thanks all for the comments. I'm in total agreement with the mixing properties of this totally workable rum. It's a bit harsh for sipping, like most cheaper rum, but I find it mixes well, is abundantly available here in MA, and is cheaper than most other rums on the shelf...... What more can you ask for in a bargain rum?!

-Danny
penguinboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Sugar Cane Spirits > Rum questions/discussions

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cohiba the brand. . . Matusalem Rum & Cigars 6 07-25-2009 02:48 PM
Trader Vic's Rum Colin Rum questions/discussions 8 05-24-2008 11:01 PM
can you make your own brand of rum? gmarket Rum questions/discussions 3 04-05-2008 06:18 PM
Trader Vic's coming back to Chicago Edward Hamilton Rum News 5 03-26-2008 09:22 PM
Trader Vic's: Free Shipping! RumBarPhilly Mixers, Water, Ice and Glasses 25 01-30-2008 02:33 AM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 12:56 PM.


Rum Chat
Recent Posts
Hello from Wilmington NC
posted by Berbician
Hi everyone!
posted by Berbician
Where’s Ed ?
posted by bunnyhugs
Cigars like the LFD Football Edition 2022?
posted by patrickparker
Easter Special Offers at Waitrose
posted by Berbician
Info on a particular Dominican Republic rum
posted by pichousanelli
Hello from the East Coast
posted by topherdharma
Last month this site was viewed more than 750,000 times by the best people in the world - those who appreciate rum.
Ministry of Rum on
facebook link
Follow @Ed_Hamilton on

vB ver 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content on this forum copyright 1995 - 2014 Ministry of Rum.